High-definition television in Singapore
High-definition television in Singapore is already in "stage conversion".
On Friday, 1 December 2006 based in Singapore began HDTV trials. Two Singaporean broadcasters were involved, MediaCorp (broadcasting HD in DVB-T) and StarHub Cable Vision (DVB-C). Both broadcast in 1080i, but at 50 Hz, in line with the traditional PAL frequency Singapore uses. Triallists were selected from applicants who had applied prior to 22 December 2006 and there are a total of 1000 participants in the trial. These trials closed at the end of 31 December 2007.
MediaCorp's HD5 is Singapore's first over-the-air HDTV channel simulcasting HD version of MediaCorp Channel 5 programming in 1080i. It is the first terrestrial broadcast HD channel in South East Asia and also first in the world to use MPEG-4 AVC compression.
StarHub TV is a Singapore cable television provider currently airs more than 30 HD channels.
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